Annual Reid Concert 1847

Saturday, February 13, 1847

The sixth annual Reid Commemoration concert was given in the Music Hall on the the afternoon of Saturday 13 February 1847.  The Edinburgh Advertiser (16 Feb, 1847) reported that "every seat .. found an occupant" but we know from the press reports that the concert was not concluded until about half past five by which time the performance had lasted more than three hours and more than half the audience had left.  The starting time of the concert is not known. ("The Scotsman," 17 Feb. 1847)


Mrs Edmunds - vocalist
Mr Edmunds - vocalist
Signor Serra - vocalist

Herr Drechsler - solo violoncello
Mr A. Hamilton - solo pianoforte

Orchestra of "all the available talent in Edinburgh" [according to "The Scotsman", 17 Feb 1847]
Herr Dürrner - conductor


Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

This programme is put together from press reports as a printed programme is not available.

Part I

Overture, "Euryanthe" ... Weber

Duet, "Tornami a dir che m'ami" from "Don Pasquale" ... Donizetti
  Mr and Mrs Edmunds

Symphony no. 6, "Pastorale" ... Beethoven

Scena, "Ocean thou mighty monster" from "Oberon" ... Weber
  Mrs Edmunds

Terzette, "Dopo due lustra" ... Mercadante
  Mr & Mrs Edmunds and Signor Serra

Three German glees (no titles cited)
  Chorus of male voices; choirmaster - Herr Dürrner

Part II

Aria, "Il mio piano preparato" from "La Gazza Ladra" ... Rossini
  Signor Serra

Violoncello solo, Adagio and Variations ... Kummer

Aria, "Va pensiere" from "Nabucco" ... Verdi 
  Mr Edmunds

Pianoforte solo, (no details quoted)
  Mr Hamilton

Septet ... Beethoven

Programme Notes: 

No programme notes are available.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
No admission charge
Publicity and Reviews: 

The concert was advertised in the "Caledonian Mercury" on 8 February 1847.
Reports of the concert were carried in the "Edinburgh Advertiser" on 16 February 1847 and "The Scotsman" on 17 February 1847

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